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The Shirley Letters by Louise Amelia Clappe

$13.95 (+ sales tax if applicable)
Made In USA

Written from the mining camps in 1851 and 1852, The Shirley Letters provide something valuable and unique - a portrait by a woman of an era dominated by men. In lively, often playful prose, a doctor's wife describes everything from a typical three-week period that included "murders, fearful accidents, bloody deaths, a mob, whippings, a hanging, an attempt at suicide, and a fatal duel" to the "wild grandeur and awful magnificence" of the Sierra Nevada during the golf rush era. Soft cover, B&W illustrations, 191 pages.

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